Tax Identity Theft Information and Tools 

Tax practitioners and their clients are concerned about the growing epidemic of tax-related identity theft. The AICPA shares members' concerns about the impact of identity theft and offers the resources below to help them learn more about this issue and advise clients. We have provided recommendations to Congress and the IRS Oversight Board on ways to further protect taxpayers and preparers.

To stay abreast of continued efforts on identity theft, see AICPA Identity Theft Tax Advocacy Efforts.

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Featured Resources


Bolster Cybersecurity This Tax Season: Exclusive Insight from the IRS

Get exclusive insight from Mark Kahler, the national identity theft coordinator for IRS Criminal Investigation, on firm cybersecurity to help you protect your clients this upcoming tax season.

Tax Identity Theft Toolkit

This toolkit provides the resources you need to discuss tax-related identity theft with your clients, address account problems with the IRS, and maintain the highest security measures for your firm.

Client Advisement Letter

 This template letter advises clients on best practices to keep their information safe and avoid tax-related identity theft. Add your firm logo and use it to reinforce your value as their CPA.

Checklists, Practice Guides, and Templates

Videos, Webcast Archives, and Other Media

Other Resources

External Guidance



  • Bolster Cybersecurity This Tax Season: Exclusive Insight From the IRS, Dec. 15 and Jan. 5 (1pm ET): Join us in this exclusive event led by Mark Kahler, the national identity theft coordinator for IRS Criminal Investigation and Dave Lyons, CPA, a tax practitioner who will share his recent experiences with a client data breach. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your questions answered by these cybersecurity experts.


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